Rising to the Occasion. Rev. Sage Olnick, our Community Affiliated Minister, leads us in this morning’s service. Covid19 has required us to make many changes and sacrifices. This Sunday we will consider how we each have risen to the occasion and honored our commitment to the interdependent web of which we are a part. We will do so in song, reflection, and ritual.”
Month: May 2020
I started thinking this week – what do I already do and have to create sacred space in my home. I could write about how sacred space comes in through singing a hymn to myself or listening to a playlist. Sabbath space is slightly different though. It’s the act of setting aside time and space for worship, rest and connection.
Dear Members and Friends,
I woke up at 4:30 this morning. The killing of George Floyd was on my mind and heart. How could it be otherwise? How is it possible not to respond with anger, despair, sorrow, grief, and sleeplessness? Sadly this act of brutality … read more.
In May Kent, Ms Erin and I have been sending out postcards to the children and youth at UUBerks. On the picture side they had a coloring sheet. It was a white background and black lines. It was full of possibility. The image for this post is T. Hauk’s creation he filled in with watercolor.
This month we continue to strengthen our connections in new and creative ways. I’m inviting you to enter into a fun and simple spiritual practice that UU religious educator Kimberly Sweeny shared with me. In 2015 Kim started writing letters! MAGICAL letters. The Soulful Home packet explains:
With sadness, I’m writing to share the news that our beloved member Roma Greth died early this morning.
Roma was a long-time and active church member. At church, she is remembered for her past role as membership chair when she was the first welcoming face people saw … read more.
by nadine smet-weiss, spiritual director
in these days
of shutting down
is breaking open
urging you to be
the space for
some new form
of life in the world
Join us on Wednesday, June 3rd at 6PM for a Community Town Hall to Shut Down Berks County Detention Center in PA! We will share more about the families at Berks amid the high danger of the COVID19 public health crisis, hear community voices, and … read more.
I need a kidney donation for a kidney transplant. Because of my blood type and age, my wait for a compatible kidney from a deceased kidney donor is expected to be as long as 8 years. At the moment there are 100,000 people in the … read more.
From Rev. Sandra’s Study
I don’t think it is too much to say that play can save your life. It certainly has salvaged mine. . . . Play is the vital essence of life. It is what makes life lively.
Stuart Brown, author of Play: How It Shapes … read more.
There are countless reasons to attend General Assembly. But here are 5 to consider this year:
Featured Speaker Series – including Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, an historian, writer, and professor emeritus in Ethic Studies at California State University and author of the award-winning 2019-2020 UU Common Read An Indigenous … read more.